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7:33 pm
Sat August 17, 2013

'March' Sheds New Light On A Civil Rights Hero

Courtesy Top Shelf Productions

Originally published on Wed August 14, 2013 6:03 am

While the cynics among us might argue that America's high ideals and lofty rhetoric rarely transcend their inscriptions on stone, few would disagree that the 1963 March on Washington was one of the nation's finest hours. It was a transformational moment, and a portent for future blows to segregation and injustice.

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Kitchen Window
7:32 pm
Sat August 17, 2013

In Maine, Lobster Comes Out Of Its Shell

iStockphoto

Originally published on Wed August 14, 2013 6:44 pm

You might think a great benefit of living in Maine is unlimited access to fresh, cheap lobster. Most Mainers, however, probably eat less lobster in a year than tourists here consume in a week. Lobster bakes and boiling lobsters in those tall, speckled pots are grudgingly reserved for when company comes.

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Planet Money
7:32 pm
Sat August 17, 2013

Airline Chart Calls Mergers 'The New Holy Grail'

A chart the DOJ cites in its complaint to stop the proposed merger of US Airways and American Airlines.
U.S. and Plaintiff States v. US Airways and American

Originally published on Tue August 13, 2013 9:22 pm

The government has filed suit to block the merger of American Airlines and US Airways. The Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice says the merger "would create the world's largest airline and leave just three legacy carriers remaining in the U.S. [which] would substantially lessen competition for commercial air travel throughout the United States."

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Planet Money
7:32 pm
Sat August 17, 2013

Episode 479: Behind The Label

Same pills. Lower price.
Paul Sancya AP

Originally published on Tue August 13, 2013 9:08 pm

  • Listen to the Episode

On today's show, three stories about what how products and people get branded and what happens when you peel back the label and try to get the full story.

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Will A Health Insurer Sponsor The Next 'Jackass' Movie?

Why Doesn't Everybody Buy Cheap, Generic Headache Medicine?

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The Two-Way
7:32 pm
Sat August 17, 2013

Cory Booker Wins N.J. Special Democratic Primary For U.S. Senate

Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker leaves a polling station after casting his ballot in the special Democratic Senate primary in Newark on Tuesday.
Eduardo Munoz Reuters /Landov

Originally published on Wed August 14, 2013 10:13 am

Newark Mayor Cory Booker won the Democratic nomination for a U.S. Senate seat Tuesday, setting up an Oct. 16 special election in New Jersey against Republican Steve Lonegan, the primary winner on the GOP side.

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This Is NPR
7:32 pm
Sat August 17, 2013

How Do You Like Tat? NPR Tattoos Rock Newport Folk Festival

Anya Grundmann NPR

Originally published on Tue August 13, 2013 5:21 pm

If you've ever experienced a summer music festival, you've likely spotted some colorful body art among the crowd of enthusiastic, if not somewhat sweaty, music lovers. This year at the Newport Folk Festival, red, black and blue were all the rage around the waterfront town thanks to NPR Music, which amped up festival-goers with some public radio-inspired ink.

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Keys To The Whole World: American Public Libraries
7:31 pm
Sat August 17, 2013

Beyond Books: Libraries Lend Fishing Poles, Pans And People

At a Human Library event at the Santa Monica Public Library, a police detective "book" talks to two "readers." Human Library events and projects, which are held at libraries across the country, allow participants to "check out" volunteers and have conversations about their life experiences.
Annie Wyndham Solomon (Wynsolo Photography) Santa Monica Public Library

Originally published on Tue August 13, 2013 5:31 pm

What's the point of a library in the digital age? It's a question that makes librarians bristle. They are quick to remind you that they are not just repositories for printed books and DVDs. Regular patrons know this, but public libraries want to reach beyond the faithful. To that end, many librarians are finding creative ways to get people through the doors despite their limited resources.

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Deceptive Cadence
7:31 pm
Sat August 17, 2013

Why Are American Orchestras Afraid Of New Symphonies?

David Robertson, a passionate champion of new music, conducts the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra on tour in Berlin.
Dilip Vishwanat St. Louis Symphony

Originally published on Tue August 20, 2013 11:22 am

  • The American Symphony: Music And Ideas With David Robertson

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All Songs Considered
7:31 pm
Sat August 17, 2013

New Music: Cults, Avett Brothers, Kishi Bashi, More

Clockwise from upper left: Cults, Lily and Madeleine, Kishi Bashi, The Avett Brothers
Courtesy of the artists

Originally published on Tue August 13, 2013 9:43 pm

While the cat's away, the mice will play rock-and-roll! On this week's episode of All Songs Considered, with Bob Boilen on vacation (to hunt through the treasure trove of memorabilia in his basement), co-host Robin Hilton and NPR Music's Stephen Thompson attempt to fulfill their vision of a perfect bizarro world episode, with premieres from Cults, Minor Alps, Weed and more.

One question remains: Can Bob really resist the temptation of trying to ruin Stephen's vision of a Bob-less show? Hear the show to find out.

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NPR Story
7:30 pm
Sat August 17, 2013

To Change Your Search Results, It Will Cost You

(Jens Meyer/AP)

Originally published on Tue August 13, 2013 3:40 pm

As people become more concerned about the information available about them on the Internet and how it is used, they turn to different approaches to protect their online presence.

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